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updated: 10/13/2011 5:15 PM

Hawthorn to test call system:

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Hawthorn Elementary District 73 will test the AlertNow automated emergency call system on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 16. The system should provide a recorded test/informational message to each student's main home phone number provided by parents during registration. Hawthorn uses the automated call system to notify parents of snow days. Parents may also learn about emergency snow closings at The district also is investigating options for parents to sign up for emergency text messaging, as well as a new method for providing subscription email news.

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